Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya: Ignoring the Goose that could lay the Golden Egg

Enforcement of Intellectual property Rights in Kenya remains an arduous despite the presence of elaborate legislation concerning them.

Most of the owners are not aware of the laws put in place to protect their property rights while enforcement have little understanding of them, and most often than not are reluctant to implement the laws. It is the reason why some artists sign off their rights without reading the content of the documents they are signing. Further, some enforcement officers don’t see the sense of copyright owners complaining, for instance, when books are photocopied and yet the books are still in the shop. This paper aims to look at what ails the Intellectual Property Rights System in Kenya and the potential impact on the country’s economy. 

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